Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's St. Pat's Day. Let's dance.


It's partly that athleticism that appealed to mom Kerry Reiling. Several years ago, her young daughter wanted to take ballet and soccer. But Reiling had been wowed by "Riverdance" excerpts on television, and a friend suggested Irish dancing.

"It's creative and athletic at the same time," said Reiling, of Minneapolis, as she drove her daughter to class Monday night at O'Shea Irish Dance. "It's not quite soccer and not quite ballet. It's sort of in the middle. Plus it's a part of our heritage."